May 24, 2011

Please Be My Host

Years ago my friend Sunitha had requested a favor from me. She wanted me to entertain a guest her son would send me by mail. A guest? By mail? Exactly!

Shawn, a Kindergartner at that time was involved in a project learning about places, people, culture etc with the help of Flat Stanley - a paper cut out "guy". The idea was that he would mail me Flat Stanley in an envelope and I should treat him like a guest and show him around places and return to the sender with a little note explaining what we both did together!

It was a memorable two weeks we spent with Flat Stanley who had arrived from LA. We mostly showed him around our neighborhood and he was a great "help" setting up our outdoor play set. He was mailed back to LA in the same envelope he had arrived in.

Out of the blue, I remembered Flat Stanley and thought of checking with you guys if you are up to some fun. Let me explain the plan so that you can decide if you want to be part of it or not. It could be a fun way to get your kids involved too!

1. There are two templates of Flat Stanley posted below, one in all color and the other is blank which you could customize as you wish.
2. Click on the image you like so that it opens by itself on a separate page.
3. Print out the copy in a 8 X 10 paper
4. Stick it to a thicker card board or chart board or similar for ease of use.
5. Color it, sign it, customize it the way you like it
6. Cut out the outlines to remove white spaces around.
7. Now this is your Flat Stanley!
8. Next, you can take him to places, pose with him and have as much fun as possible and don't forget to click some pictures.
9. Email me back the pictures with a little note; at
10. I will then post your Flat Stanley with your note and a link to your blog!
11. Readers can vote on the best dressed Flat Stanley
12. The winner will receive a Flat Stanley specially made and signed by NRIGirl with a lovely handwritten note! (I know it is not very motivating; but for the little kids and for the kid in you, it is sure worth the try!)

I almost forgot, the last day to participate is 25-JUN-2011 25-JUL-2011!


raji said...

This is so interesting!!!A kid can get so imaginative ?!

Rachna said...

Amazing! I will try to get my kids to work on this.

Tomz said...

Great idea..I regret that I'm not a child anymore..

NRIGirl said...

Tomz! It is for the "kid" within us.

Bikramjit said...

good idea ... I am a kid myself i would love doing it myself running around with it :)

have you seen the movie UP in AIR .. with george clooney :) it has a similar idea ..


A said...

Interesting concept. Never heard of it beflroe.

....Petty Witter said...

A kid at heart count me in. I'll also post about this on my blog if that is ok with you.

NRIGirl said...

Oh! Definitely Petty! I am so excited now that you are in too! :))

dr.antony said...

You always come up with something new and interesting!

Amy and Arpit Mathew said...

Hi NRIG! This sounds like fun! As you know, we are right in the middle of shifting to Ludhiana, but maybe once we have settled in there, will take you up on this!! Though there would have been much more for Stan to see in Shillong!! TC

Emily, Ruby Slipper Journeys said...

My goodness, NRIGirl, you have a never ending stream of ideas! This sounds marvellous; if I had a child I would certainly participate!

R. Ramesh said...

yaa u have never ending ideas..boss.

Sam and Shawn said...

Great idea for all !!

NRIGirl said...

Wow! Wow! Wow!! So nice to see you all. I hope you all will take part in the fun!

Emily! You make my day! Thank you for the long awaited visit and ofcourse the comment!

And Sam & Shawn! How are you guys?! Welcome to the blog. How is Mommy? Tell her this is proof I do think of you guys now and then. Looking forward to see pictures of fun time with Flat Stanley.Take care and enjoy your summer.


quite interesting....
will certainly try to do with the help of my daughter....

adithyasaravana said...

let my son come back from his grandparent's house..

....Petty Witter said...

Just to let you know I've posted about this on my blog today. So excited, I have several things planned for Stan's visit.

bkaseem said...

NRidea Girl :)

Anonymous said...

Wow great idea. Let me try to get my girls involved...

- Stranger

StarTraci said...

Yay! I love`this idea. My dear friend Petty Witter sent me your way and I plan on getting my kids involved.


Anonymous said...

a nice idea! cool girl! :)

sm said...

nice idea

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